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Ringwood graffiti could be thing of the past
3:06pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
GRAFFITI around Ringwood could be a thing of the past if a new initiative proves successful.
The plan to provide a graffiti wall has been organised by Rob Moody and supported by Ringwood Town Council.
Some months ago, Rob suggested that if a graffiti wall could be provided within the town to give young people a canvas for their art this would reduce any unwanted graffiti elsewhere in the area. And, subject to being able to find sponsorship, the town council agreed to provide a wall within the Skatepark at Carvers on the condition that the graffiti art would be controlled by the young people themselves and would not contain offensive drawings or words. If either appears, the town council reserves the right to paint over the offending material or remove the wall altogether.
A local businessman, who has sponsored the graffiti wall, said: “Everyone moans about young people and the activities they get up to.
“We were all young once and I think this initiative by the young people themselves deserves support.
“I am delighted to be able to sponsor the wall and hope that the young people get many hours of enjoyment from its use.”